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The Purcellville Police Department will host its first Cupcake with a Cop event Monday afternoon at downtown Purcellville’s Sweet Rose Bakeshop.

“Cupcake with a Cop provides the opportunity for officers and citizens to converse, while also getting to enjoy a delicious sweet treat!” town officials said in a Wednesday announcement.

The event is an offshoot of the PPD’s traditional, bi-monthly Coffee with a Cop events in which locals are encouraged to converse and grow relationships with law enforcement officers over a fresh brew.

Cupcakes will come free with the friendly conversation as a “generous donation” from Sweet Rose Bakeshop, officials said.

The police department will hold the event outside and will encourage guests to adhere to CDC guidelines in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

A drive-thru option will also be available for those wishing to pop in briefly and take their cupcake to-go.

“We have missed the opportunity to build friendships [during the pandemic], and are excited to see everyone, even if for a quick hello,” Purcellville Police Chief Cynthia McAlister said in a prepared statement.

Cupcake with a Cop will run from 2 to 4 p.m. at the bakery, which is at 201 N. 23rd St. in Purcellville.

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